Seville in August - Advice
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jul 18, 2012 4:30 AM Last Post By: gawkabout
Jul 2, 2012 11:03 AM
Seville in August - AdviceHi there!
Me and my partner have booked a holiday in seville for this august (22nd until 29th)
Unfortunately this is this the only time we can book holidays as my partner is a teacher and a musician so he is only free at the end of the summer holidays when he doesn't have any gigs!
We are already aware seville is insanely hot in august! This is not really a problem for us so much though. Last year we endured 10 days in marrakech at the same time of year and the temperature hit 50 degrees C on a couple of occasions but we were fine and dealt with the heat very well. Seville will be similar Im sure.
My only slight concern though is about how quiet it may be during this time in august. Will a lot of places be closed? Will the day and night life be virtually none existent? We do plan to visit cadiz though, to which I am guessing will have more of a lively nightlife, bars open until 4am and such?
Regardless of this though we are determined to visit the city.
So my main questions are:
1. How quiet is seville in august?
2. Will lot's of bars and restaurants be closed so much so that it will be an issue?
3. Would cadiz be a good place to seek some more vibrant nightlife? If not, where would you recommend close enough to seville?
4. In general, what other good activities would you recommend doing in seville either in the city or visiting somewhere nearby (in august)? Any heads up about good places to go to see live music would be even more appreciated!
Thank you for any advice you have to share! Im so excited to be visiting seville! Regardless of heat and quietness I can't wait to be in awe of this beautiful city as a spectacle!
Jul 2, 2012 2:09 PM
Jul 2, 2012 11:21 PM
2A girl, here in Seville told me August is her favorite time of year. She has the town to herself.
Its when stores do their remodels. Their customer base is at their beach houses then.
But don't worry. You'll have a ball anyway. Taxi in the old part heve a fixed rate.
Just be careful about walking too much, in the afternoon.
Jul 2, 2012 11:23 PM
Jul 2, 2012 11:24 PM
41.Quieter, but it is working city of more than 600,000, not everyone exits the city because of the heat, plenty will want your tourist money.
2. No, not enough to make a difference to a tourist.
3.That depends on your interpretation of 'nightlife', expectation and knowledge of Spanish nightlife.
4.Here is a hugely comprehensive website - http://www.exploreseville.com/ - do you need more?
Jul 3, 2012 3:12 AM
Jul 4, 2012 7:13 AM
Thank you for the advice!
Its a nice perspective to think it will be more like having the place to yourselves and Im sure we will appreciate it being less quiet whilst viewing the city!
Yes we most definitely have air conditioning at our hotel and pools! When we stayed in marrakech last august we had broken air conditioning so it was so so so hot!! Luckily we had a pool though and that saved us!
I guess mainly we just want late bars to go to, not nightclubs so much we just want to stay up until the early hours if possible! And to see some local musicians would be a huge bonus!
We have actually made some alterations to our trip, we are now spending 4 nights in seville and then flying to valencia from seville to stay there for another 4 days! It just so happens we will be in valencia when "la tomatina" festival will be on in Bunol so we want to try and go to that! It won't be the end of the world though for us if we don't manage to get there but we are going to try!
Jul 18, 2012 3:58 AM
Jul 18, 2012 4:30 AM
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